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GPEC Named the Top Economic Development Org in the US

Greater Phoenix Economic Council Named The Top Economic...

October 16, 2020

International Economic Development Council recognizes GPEC as EDO of the Year for long-term strategic planning, organizational development, innovation and community impact PHOENIX (Oct. 16, 2020) – The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) has been named the top economic development organization in the U.S. (population 500k+) by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). This distinct recognition […]

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Amazon to add thousands of jobs to Phoenix metro area

August 19, 2020

New sites supporting operations network to open throughout the Valley by end of 2020; more to come in 2021 SEATTLE August 19, 2020 — Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced 11 new sites across the Phoenix metro area expected to be open by the end of 2020 to support customer fulfillment and delivery operations. The new sites […]

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ZorroSign moving global operations hub and headquarters...

August 18, 2020

Relocation will create more than 300 jobs over the next three years as region continues attracting businesses PHOENIX (August 18, 2020) — ZorroSign, Inc., a global leader in blockchain-based digital signatures and digital transaction management, today announced the relocation of its worldwide headquarters to Phoenix, Arizona. “We’re very excited to establish our global operations hub […]

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Smart traffic lights improve driving experience

August 17, 2020

NoTraffic installs AI-based autonomous traffic management platform at Greater Phoenix intersections to improve traffic flow PHOENIX (August 17, 2020) – Reducing delays through “smart” traffic lights should make for an easier commute for drivers in Phoenix. California-based NoTraffic, the company behind the world’s first autonomous traffic management platform, will install its technology at intersections in […]

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Bright Health Plan to open new contact center in Tempe,...

July 30, 2020

Expansion will create up to 75 jobs for Greater Phoenix residents in the first year TEMPE (July 30, 2020) – Today, Bright Health Plan (BHP), with the support of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), Arizona Commerce Authority and City of Tempe, announced its decision to open a new contact center in Tempe, Ariz., to […]

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Five Below expands operations in Buckeye

July 21, 2020

BUCKEYE (July 21, 2020) – National retailer Five Below is establishing a Western U.S. distribution center in Buckeye, Arizona. Five Below plans to begin construction in 2020 at the southwest corner of Miller and Durango Roads, and open the 850,000 square foot distribution center in the second half of 2021. The company will invest more […]

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televëda wins Greater Phoenix Tech Challenge and receives...

May 28, 2020

Greater Phoenix-based SaaS company looks to scale interactive digital offering combating isolation and loneliness in senior living communities as a result of COVID-19 pandemic Phoenix, AZ (May 28, 2020) – On Thursday, televëda was named the winner of the Greater Phoenix Tech Challenge and is the beneficiary of a $50,000 grant provided by the Pakis […]

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Pakis Center for Business Philanthropy offers $50,000...

May 15, 2020

Partners collaborate on digital pitch competition to spur innovation and fund business with scalable solution to combat COVID-19 Phoenix, AZ (May 13, 2020) – Nonprofits and early-stage businesses in Greater Phoenix that have pivoted to address COVID-19 are encouraged to apply for a $50,000 grant provided by the Pakis Center for Business Philanthropy at the […]

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Zoom to open R&D centers in Phoenix and Pittsburgh

May 14, 2020

Video communications leader plans to hire hundreds of software engineers San Jose, Calif., May 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZM) today announced that it will open two new research and development centers – one in the Greater Phoenix, Arizona area and one in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Zoom will immediately begin recruiting […]

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Root Insurance expands in Chandler, Arizona creating...

March 12, 2020

Chandler, AZ (March 12, 2020) – Root Insurance, the nation’s first car insurance company to incorporate individual driving behavior in every rate, announced plans to expand its operations in Chandler, Arizona in the Phoenix region, creating 480 new jobs. Hiring for claims and customer service positions are underway. “We evaluated multiple markets on the West […]

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